Saddle Horse Industry mourns loss of Silver And Blue

Aug 24th, 2016 | By | Category: News, Obituaries

Silver And Blue Was Barbara Vincent’s Blue Ribbon Guy
Sired by Northern Blues and out of Silver Spirit SLS by The Silver Lining, he was bred by Lora and Charles Johnstone and owned by Jenny Taylor until she sold him to Jan Henderson bought him in March of 2006. His first show of that season, at River Ridge, showcased his incredible talent and power as a gaited horse and he got a lot of attention when Jenny Taylor rode him to win the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic.
Silver and Blue caught Barbara’s eye the first time she ever saw him and when she got on him, he just sealed the deal. “I bought him as a three-year-old in 2006. Every single ride was a thrill. For 10 years he never let us down. A true competitor with a big heart who loved to rack. I’ve been very lucky and just sorry it had to end.”
Julie Anne Wroble added, “When we went to look at him at Jim and Jenny’s they told us he was honest and they were right. They sold us a good horse. He had a heart as big as the moon and he was a pleaser. He meant so much to me and made each day easy when it came time to work him. He was always so sweet to be around.”
Silver And Blue will never be replaced and will always be Barbara’s Blue Ribbon Guy but the pain is lessened slightly by her gaited pleasure mount Simple Kiss. They debuted in 2015 and so far this season has earned reserves at Indianapolis Charity, Oshkosh Charity and ASAW Summerfun.


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